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. i immediately figured out what it was. >> these fish are a big nuisance because they have no natural predators and could hurt the population of the native fish. this is south of the south river which pours into the bai. dnr officials are so concerned about the snake head spreading that they have put a bounty on the fish. from now until the end of the year if you catch one and report it to the dnr, you could win a prize or two. >>> weather wise it's been interesting. we've had showers and storms, one moving into emmetsberg weakening right where it meets up with carroll county and hagerstown, a more significant storm. you're traveling well west. you may run into that one. other than that showerings -- showers and probably rain in that direction also in southern anne arundel towards deal, south of shadyside. one renegade storm. the story has been heat, humidity north of 100 in frederic, d.c., still scattered storms. we'll talk about the excessive heat. that's coming up. >>> let's take a look at tonight's top stories. a baltimore city police officer faces federal drug charges tonight. of
. that is the latest on "traffic pulse 11." back to you. >> our big story the search for a missing seven-month-old baby and care take are. george lettis is live at city police headquarters with why police believe they may have left the city and the call to action. police have questioned the boy's father who admits leaving the baby in the care of a teenager. the seven-month-old child was last seen in the 1100 black of lyndhurst street with a 16-year-old girl jonae boozer. ki'yauhn's father charles birch arrived late it a prayer service last night because he was with police being questioned about the disappearance. ki'yauhn was staying with his father friday but birch left him with pwzer an acquaintance he barely knowles. >> do i know the whereabouts of my son or am i lying about it? i told them i ain't lying about it, you know. they just keep -- you know how police do? they just keep getting on my nerves and i keep telling them the same thing. >> this guy just magically appeared and don't look like he know nothing. >> an amber alert has not been issued in this case because it doesn't fit the criteria ma
shows up at 6:00 to drop off some tables for a big bash coming up on saturday. >> to leave a cat by the shelter when you can see that we don't open until the next morning would be a death sentence for the cat. the cat would have sat there all night, we would have had bad news when we came in this morning. this poor cat would have been dead. >> the cat's name is cheese puffs. cheesy was very scared but has been a lap cat for most of the day today. he is going to get shots and be up for adoption next week. small miracles will be celebrating its fifth anniversary on saturday with a huge adoption event. that's why they needed the tables, proving cat miracles happen. abc2 news. >>> thanks a lot, jamie. this heat is just as dangerous for us as it is for our pets. abc2 is working for you with ways to keep your four legged friends cool. take along plenty of fresh water when you go for a walk. make sure to take frequent breaks in the shade and avoid hot ground. put sunscreen on your dog's nose, and pay close attention to make sure your pet does not get over heated. >>> tonight we are wor
.s. should be going up and so there should be an uptick in that sector. >> big negative persist. stagnant home values and on ease already on result debt ceiling debate. >> a lot businesses are locked into capital investments. that in fact will also affect the decisions to hire people long-term. >> president obama plans to meet with congressional leaders to work on a deal. he called a similar meeting on thursday constructive. >> the parties are still far apart on a wide range of issues be quite republicans oppose tax hikes. the stomach is not good for the economy. >> great uncertainty for small businesses. >> weekly jobless claims fell and the private payroll firm adp believes 157,000 jobs were added last month, mostly the unemployment rate will remain at 91%. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news -- will remain at 9.1%. it will take significant sustained growth with the comic adding at least 200,000 jobs every month to put a dent in the unemployment rate. >> kate amara, thank you. >> the final countdown is under way. weather permitting, atlantis will blast off for the final flight of the space shut
against the former head of the imf. as randall pinkston reports, there are big questions surrounding the accuser as well. >> reporter: dominick strauss-kahn walked out of court an almost freeman. >> the defendant will be released on his own recognizance. the only restriction is the people will continue to hold his travel documents. >> reporter: the turn around came when prosecutors revealed the hotel maid lied about her whereabouts following the alleged attack. >> that investigation raised concerns about the complaining witness' credibility. >> reporter: prosecutors spelled out other inconsistencies about the accuser in a letter to strauss-kahn's defense attorney. they include lying to get into the united states from her native, guinea. her attorney insists the facts are not changed. >> the victim here made some mistakes. but that doesn't many she is not a rape victim. >> reporter: strauss-kahn's attorneys have insisted what happened in the hotel room was not a crime. his lawyers hope the multiple sex charges will be dropped. >> it is so important in this country that people, especia
aboard shuttle atlantis. >> t >> welcome back. we had some big storms last night. 82 degrees at 5:00 p.m. downtown. it is a humid morning. let's look it some of the other numbers. cooler up north. 74 degrees in colombia. 77 in annapolis. a mixture of sunshine and a few clouds. heat advisory in effect. it will feel like 100 later today. scattered thunderstorms are possible later this afternoon. we'll come back and check the forecast going into the weekend. >> tsa officials are trying to figure out how way stun gun minutes past security in boston and made it onto a jetblue flight. weapon was found in a seat back pocket. all passengers off the plane when the stun gun was it discovered. a truck crossed the path of an amtrak plane. it burst into flames. none of the injuries are considered life-threatening. the gate and light of the closet were said to be working at the time. >> astronauts will face a day in space one day longer than planned. they will spend the extra day repackaging the cargo that atlantis is delivering. to have started unloading the provisions. it will take 130 hours to tr
. they get a good soaking. >> they go for the big pool. >> that's what we all need especially on a day like today, right? >> yes. a pool in the parking lot at abc2. we will do the morning show from the pool and justin can do the weather and we will have a board up for you. >> that's a brilliant idea especially when we walk around with electronic equipment. >> it's battery controlled. >> let me sample that for you. you know what, you may not need a pool. step outside and you will feel the moisture in the air. 71 degrees. that's the dew point. that's really the true measure of moisture in the atmosphere because the relative humidity is relative. that number is what the actual temperature is. this is what would be the point we saturate the moisture in the atmosphere and produce fog. some of us are close to it withpatchy fog. 73 the temperature. recalculate with 77 pax river and they've 82 heat index. dullis at 80 and we are barely below the mark. we have got a dangerous extreme uv index today and a peek at our future radar wanted to highlight the fact there may be more thunderstorms that flare
sarah caldwell. it is not just the heat, but the humidity that is our big story today. >> it is the combination of that making things feel disgusting. people want to know how hot it is going to get, and are we getting near records? we're getting close to it. maybe not today. i think the record is 104, so i think we are ok. tomorrow will be a close one. we will be in the upper 90's. the record stands at 101. saturday, 102. the worst of the heat wave is thursday through saturday. each day up near 100. factor in the humidity, and could feel as hot as 110, 115 degrees. it is already feeling close to that. >> thank you. we're digging in the swimming pool to beat the heat. the latest online craze, leisure diving, people diving into the swimming pool looking casual. send us your photographs. we will also talk about heat exhaustion and how to treat it on wbaltv.com. the end of an era for u.s. space flight. the 133rd and final landing this morning. jay gray shows us this last trip home. onas atlantis' close in runway 15 and closed out three decades of shuttle flights, you coul
'll take a look at the upcoming workweek coming up. for now, to the news desk. >> our big story this morning, congress and the president are working to meet the deadline and avoid a default by uncle sam. >> one vote was expected to come up this morning, but was withdrawn as the haggling continued behind-the-scenes. >> unable to muster support to get a bill passed, harry reid displayed the vote on his debt ceiling until later today. >> i spoke to the white house a few times, and they asked me to give as much time as possible to reach an agreement. >> it was the same plan shot down hours earlier by the house. >> the rules are not suspended, and the bill is not passed. >> finding a bill that will pass is not easy. >> we will not compromise on our principles. >> with tuesday's deadline looming, they are talking to president obama. >> the only way we will have a deal is to have an an agreement with the president of the united states. >> and we're going to fight you on that. >> as the clock ticks down. brian mooar, wbal-tv 11 news. >> wrblings the maryland congressional delegation is
a big difference. after beating the yanks, orioles watches the yanks pull var rise. new york just continues to rack up 12 runs in the first inning alone. that's a team record. the o's go on to lose this one 17-3. oh well. we will wrap up this series with the new york yankees this afternoon and you can see the game live right here on wjz. 1:00 p.m. is the first pitch. >> you see the final score, did they not go home crying? >> our producer malachi is a die hard yankee fan. >> good point tim. >> come on. kind of a team is that? 17 after you hit 12. >> really. >> give me a break. orioles did well and stopped at 17. good grief. you know, we don't cry. we find the bright side. we are looking a at a bright side with our weather today. it was a really nice day yesterday. did you enjoy yesterday? >> it was a good day. i'm trying to think what did i do. i can't remember. >> that's a good weekend. when you can't remember with you did. wow, -- when you can't remember what you did. we are looking at a pretty decent day. much like yesterday, the humidity level is low. we're still focused on th
, and maria. big congratulations to all of them. >> great to see that. al has the morning off. let's get the weather from the weather channel's maria la rosa. >> here at home, the weather is quiet, at least for now. as we head into the afternoon, a few widely scattered showers and thunderstorms. otherwise, partly cloudy. >>> willie, back to you. >> maria, thanks. >>> new details this morning about the apparent unraveling of the sexual assault case against former imf chief dominick strauss-kahn. this just days after he was suddenly released from house arrest. nbc's jeff rossen is with us with more. jeff, good morning. >> willie, good morning to you. he really hit the town this weekend. literally overnight dominick strauss-kahn went from ankle bracelets to freedom. he can go anywhere he wants in the country but yet he remains in new york near the scene of the alleged crime. this morning we're learning more about the case and hotel made sto maid story. within hours of his release, dominick strauss-kahn flashed a smile and took his wife to dinner. the man who sat in a kril at rikers as an ac
on tv hill. we begin to carefully watch rain out to the west. details are coming up. >> our big story, family and friends return to the crime scene to remember a mother and daughter murdered. >> elicia avery was found shot to death in a motel with her 4-year-old daughter. we have more on how the victims are being remembered. >> i'm never going to have a chance to say goodbye to my daughter properly. >> i'm just devastated by everything. it still hasn't fully hit me. >> her parents have cried every day since she and her daughter were discovered shot to death in a baltimore county motel. tonight loved ones lit candles and shared memories of the mother and daughter. alicia loved to sing and her daughter had an infectious personality. >> they were beautiful people. to get to know them you would love them. >> they had not been seen or heard from in four days when their bodies were found in a room in the welcome inn motel. within days her fiance was charged with the murders. her mother sayers the relationship between avery and he had soured in the days before the shooting. >> i knew that he
stovall. thank you for joifpk us for 11 news today. >> our big story this morning, definitely the heat. ava, my goodness. when you think it can't get any hotter, the answer is? >> yes. yes. but the good news is it's not going to last as long as it has over the midwest. but the second thing is this is the hottest time of the year. we do start to cool back down mid august. >> we hope. >> so there's good news. it's what normally happens. so we'll beholding out for that. we do still have dangerous heat warnings across the state as the heat index could be up near 115 when you factor in that humidity. upper 90's to near 104. it was 103 at the inner harbor yesterday. weaver expecting 101 -- we're expecting 101 at the airport. now let's head to kim with the traffic. >> good morning. we have one problem spot to talk about. fire activity blocking hilton street between frederick and use pulaski to get around that. 62 miles per hour by the beltway and four minutes on 95 north between 100 heading towards the city. 895 northbound between the harbor tunnel and toll plaza, 295 on the north side lookin
. we're talking about the big headline is the heat and humidity. temperatures are baking across texas all the way into the northern plains. it is heading our way. it is not hard to pick out the heat wave. the sunshine is gone to the blazing into the afternoon, pushing those temperatures up towards the triple digits. this will be heading our way. our temperatures are better along the mid-atlantic. 74 at the airport. 74 up towards new york city. lower and mid 80's in the midwest. we will be getting into the heat and humidity this afternoon. low to mid 90's. with the but, it could feel like 100 degrees outdoors. -- with the humidity, it could feel like 100 degrees. at indices will be up towards 105, 110. stay in air conditioning and checking on the elderly. sarah has a check on traffic. >> one accident in anne arundel county and pass a been a eastbound on a mountain road. all eastbound direction is closed. police just arriving on the scene. watch for delays. no delays on 97 north and southbound. looking good to the glen bernie area. the roads around the airport are checking out fine. bac
see the big area of high pressure. rain trying to push but it is deflected to the south. we have this big area of protection. storms will hold off for awhile. a lot of sunshine today. 84 to 89 for the high. northwest wind at 5 to 10 miles per hour. things begin to break down on saturday. maybe some rain to the west of us. it looks like saturday will hold together for our area. by sunday, a front gets closer. the high starts to break down. rain chances go up. the front sinks to our south. we do have a range chance. ocean city looks dry on saturday and sunday. -- we do have a range chance. 87 today. low 90's over the weekend. rain chances kicking in on sunday. maybe some isolated storms on monday. on-again, off-again rain next week as well. >> another tablet hits the market today. this version looks similar to others. it has a user interface. it is thin and has a camera and a bunch of apps. messaging and e-mail services. the reason for credit the tablets is simple. >> pc cells are slowly diminishing. laptops sells off slowly diminishing. tablet sales are going through the roof. if
for their artistic seven-year-old, and they say he has made big improvements in class. >> it takes a minute to figure out, and now they are doing it in a matter of seconds. >> they are looking to find new educational applications for other students, and they hope others will donate applications to help them. and use a larger for when you are dining out. a new study from the university of utah found that when customers were given a larger portions, they 8 less food overall. -- they ate less food. having a large forked -- fork provides a clue. doctors from john hopkins and cedars sinai says that the surgeons behavior in the operating room sets the tone for the surgery. those who scored higher in civility had your post operative death and complications. and some say they try to avoid difficult doctors, even if they have a question about medication orders. >> now, your 11 insta-weather forecast. >> well, it certainly feels tropical out there this afternoon. the dewpoint climbed into the 70's, and in there, there have been some thunderstorms. like i said at the top of the show, some reports of heavy rain
now. the big question is, will this extreme heat last through the entire weekend? we will check all that forecast in a couple of minutes. >> today's hot temperatures had some customers all little on edge after the blast fridays fiasco. customers were left without air conditioning for hours on one of the hottest days in history. we are live in north baltimore with a plan to avoid a repeat. >> trying to stay cool out here. it is downright sweltering out here. we are in north baltimore and the thermometer is fluctuating between 102 and 103 degrees. it makes for a humid and as outside. stay indoors if you can. it is a little bit cooler than it was last friday. fox had a lot of problems with bge. officials tell me everything today it went as planned. last friday was when customers would like to forget. corn is room was flooded with angry e-mail strong customer is reported that their air conditioners were shut off for more than eight hours. >> it was frustrating, it was hot. we tried to call them, but they were saying that if it is not an emergency, please do not try. >> bge sent this rec
working over the weekend to bridge those gaps. the good news is, we agree on some of the big things. we agree that after a decade of racking up deficits and debt, we need to get our fiscal house in order. >> earlier this week, the president held his first ever quitter town hall. he received thousands of questions covering a range of topics. the dalai lama continues his visit to the nation's capital today with the call for peace. he spoke on the west lawn of the u.s. capitol earlier today. he talked about changing society peacefully, one person at a time. >> try to create a peaceful mind. that creates within our own community the way to change our society. >> china says the dalai lama supports the use of violence to establish an independent tibet, something he strongly denies. funeral arrangements are now in place for former first lady betty ford. mrs. board passed away last night at the age of 93, and to services have been planned, one next tuesday and the second in grand rapids michigan next thursday. a spokesman today expressed thanks on behalf of the family. >> we would like to thank
officer was shot on the job, the commissioner announces an arrest. that is the big story tonight. a tip from the community to track down 20-year-old che jordan. >> he is charged in the shooting that injured an officer tuesday night. did police mention a motive in this case? >> that are still trying to figure it out. they are trying to figure out why a gunman would pull that trigger. they do know the suspect was mad at the city police department. >> his eyes were rolling in the back of his head. i saw it. >> moments after the officer was shot, 815-year-old captain company and tell -- a 15 year- old helped keep him company. the police officer was shot while responding to a domestic dispute around 11:30 tuesday. neighbors say this house made the call. >> i do not know what happened. >> the officer was settling the domestic dispute and was shot with an assault rifle similar to this one. >> it was a big gun. >> even with the advanced ballistic capability of our soft body armor, it would have been a challenge to stop those rounds. it is a miracle that our officer was not more seriously injure
-396-2100. >> now to our big story. strong storms moved through much of our area this evening. >> that produced thunder and lightning, but the national weather service issued a tornado warning in eastern harford county. we head to tom tasselmyer. >> that warning was in effect for 19 minutes. it was a fast-moving storm that raged across central and eastern maryland. the remnants of that storm on the bay. there stillar are a few cells in parts o f delaware. we are watching big storms in the ohio valley. the potential is for another round of thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon and evening. very hot and humid air covers the mid-atlantic region. for more on how people are coping with the heat advisory, we have potential that it could be even hotter tomorrow para >> they have issued a code red. because of that, those cooling centers will be open was again for folks who are having difficulty. it's worth repeating. experts say it is about keeping hydrated. >> cold drinks. >> when the temperatures rise, so do profits to tenique smith. >> yes, we found shade under the tree and we make our money. >> on the c
. -- maryland first and only at #:30. a live look at the nation's capitol. hey parents, it's going to be a big school year. see, i'm not just teaching woodwinds and strings. i'm teaching attitude! >>> now "good morning maryland" at 4:30. >> well it looks spectacular for people in a california neighborhood it was a headache. this is outside los angeles. it's incredible a water hydrant was sheered off sending a geyser of 100 feet into the air. it's not known what caused the accident but two homes are flooded forcing the evacuation of residents. it took more than a hour to turn off the water because it was more than 6 feet under water. >>> now maryland's most powerful doppler radar be a the- - and the forecast certified most accurate by weatherate. >> the heat and humidity building on us. like yesterday, we had some areas with rainfall and others missed out. that is one of the problems with the forecast. you want to know when it's going to rain and if it's going to rain on top of you. and it could be one town over. this morning, we are looking at rain free conditions. 70 at fallston and towson an
-free at the moment. one problem in joppa. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we have two big stories. one is the verdict in the casey anthony murder trial. she was found not guilty in the murder of her daughter. we have details coming up. but first returned to the recent violence in baltimore city. on monday night, a child was shot and a man was stabbed to death. >> we spoke to the father of the child who was shot. jennifer franciotti is live with the latest on both investigations. >> we do know police have released a picture of a person of interest in the stabbing death that happened outside of the mccormick and schmicks restaurant. joseph calo was stabbed to death outside the restaurant. police believe it was the result of an argument that reignited. they released a picture of a person of interest. police want to know how a boy ended up with a gunshot wound. kevin benson said he was walking at pratt street and light street with his son and fiancee when they heard a pop. he credits a police officer was saving his son's life. >> if the wasn't for him, i d not know if my son was still be a
night. the big story is the heat and humidity. 95 this afternoon. this must be what phoenix feels like. atch that. cool to what ste >> are they going to will let you try that? >> i think i will let the experts do that. >> thank you. weather-wise, it will be hot and steamy today. we had some big thunderstorms last night. those are gone. 75 at the airport. 76 in cockeysville. the dew points are running in low 70's. a very tropical field. they dropped off when you get to the mountains. there is a boundary and that could be the focus for some thunderstorms later this afternoon. we had some thunderstorms last night. they are gone. we're watching a cluster of storms drifting off to the west. that will stay west of us. we will have some cloud cover. those clouds may suppress the heat. we're forecasting a high of 95. i think it could have been worse if we didn't get this cloud cover. the real relief is with this front that is back in the great lakes. that could come by tonight or early tomorrow morning. hot and humid day today with a chance for some afternoon thunderstorms. heat index up aroun
the economy growing by having a big tax increase. you incentivize the private sector. >> democrats want to end tax breaks. resisting changes to medicare. washington must raise the debt limit by august 2 or risk of defaults. >> there is political theater in this business. >> president has said to be prepared to meet every day this week to hammer out a deal. kate amara reporting. >> thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think the debt crisis talks will end in a compromise, one side backing down, or default? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. tim pawlenty has put aside the handling of the economy. >> he is blaming president bush, blaming republicans. president obama should look in the mirror to see who's to blame for the economy in its current state. it is not doing well. for results on taxes and nine jobs, then vote for me. >> he says the debt ceiling crisis is one symptom of a much larger problem in washington. >> funeral arrangements for betty ford. she passed away from midnight
and competitors as one of the most athletic big men in the city. the coach says he developed a nice wing game and the way he takes players off the dribble is impressive and so is his behavior off the court. >> he wasn't all-around nice guy. >> he touchwas an all-around nie guy. >> he touched lives here and everywhere. it is a sad thing. >> everything we do will be for marcus. our season will be dedicated to marcus. >> markets was scheduled to play today at a national basketball tournament. he is being recruited by a number of colleges in maryland and georgia. david collins, wbaltv.com is. >> federal arrangements have been -- funeral arrangements have been finalized for a teacher. of ewing will be tomorrow night at the march federal home. his funeral will be saturday morning on baltimore national pike and burial will be after at king memorial park. >> both sides of the lockout are meeting to find a way out of the stoppage. owners have been meeting in atlanta. >> in atlanta, optimism from the honor. the lockout could be close to the end zone. >> we have made a ton of progress and i am hopeful t
a look outside with meteorologist ava marie. our big story this morning comes out of baltimore county, where a four-alarm fire at a hotel, sent two people to the hospital, and forced the evacuation of all150 hotel guests . this happened last night at the days inn in the 57-hundred block of baltimore national pike in catonsville. and 11 news reporter sheldon dutes was there. arrest in that deadly stabbing outside an inner harbor restaurant on july 4th. 32-year-old marcus harris faces first degree murder charges this morning in connection with the death of joseph calo. harris turned himself in at police headquarters saturday afternoon. calo was a tourist from alabama. he was stabbed to death outside of mccormick and schmick's restaurant shortly after the july 4th fireworks show. police believe the stabbing may have been the result of an earlier altercation. a wittness took a picture of the suspect .. which turned out to be an invaluable piece of evidence. calo's former girlfriend says she's pleased about the arrest. according to court records, harris' criminal history dates back to 2005
. >> the orioles and bring out the big bats, but so did the red sox. keith mills has highlights. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think baltimore city should repeal its newly adopted bottle tax? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. good luck. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. so far so good. not dealing with any new incidents. a nice ride on the west side coming down from 795. on 795 from owings mills, no delays to report there. problem-free ride i-95 from the northeast. so far so good on the north side. this is belair road. this is inner loop traffic towards 95. no delays to report there. 95 coming out of 152, mountain road, harford county, a smooth ride. not even a side of a haboob. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> look what i started. we need a counter about how many times we say "haboob." as w
, florida is the least walkable city especially in july. >>> coming, the big day for opponents of the don't ask, don't tell policy. what's happening on capitol hill that has many of them cheering. >> reporter: when police are in the building being you expect them to do their job. i am linda so. why one baltimore city cop is accused of abusing his power. [ dog barking ] mom! breakfast? in this house? in the morning i can use all the help i can get. that's why i love nutella, a delicious hazelnut spread that's perfect on multigrain toast and even whole-wheat waffles. it's a quick and easy way to give my family a breakfast they'll want to eat. and nutella is made with simple, quality ingredients, like hazelnuts, skim milk and a hint of cocoa. they love the taste and i feel good that they're ready to tackle the day. ♪ nutella. breakfast never tasted this good. >>> welcome back on this friday morning. we expect our police officers to protect us and trust us and we trust them to do the right thing. today inia baltimore city cop will be in court on the wrong side of the law. linda so is live a
down. that's a big deal for state officials. >>> the unemployment rate is high at 9.2%, but there is some hope tonight. a new survey from the national association of business economists finds hiring a likely to pick up between now and the end of the year. 43% of companies are likely to increase employment over the next six months. none of them plan to do layoffs. another positive trend is numerous jobs are offering. 5 to 10% have multiple job offers. who is landing these offers? mostly company executives. >>> baltimore city fire department has us is spended their ems training program amid-a cheating scandal. a few firefighter recruits were found with exam materials before they began being tested. they also ordered an internal investigation and each recruit was tested back in june will be retested. >>> a plan to build some condos is sitting neighbor against neighbor. ♪ whoa, whoa! 10:00 and 2:00, buddy. eyes on the road, right? hands on the wheel. [ male announcer ] the want-it, need-it... stay focused. [ male announcer ] ...gotta-have-it taste of mcdonald's burger
events. >> i was in the house and just heard the big explosion. >> when tyrone butler came outside -- >> there was a van, a van. that van was just into a bus and that guy was laying out there. >> the driver of this mercedes caused a three-car accident but police say it started on the 2000 block of liberty avenue. someone shot a man multiple times then took off in the victim's car. police spotted the mercedes then police put out a description of the call. >> we got a call saying that white mercedes had crashed and struck two vehicles, ejecting one man out of his vehicle, a van that was moving. >> the man was rushed to the hospital. he is expected to survive. >> at least two people ran out of the mercedes and tried to ran away. >> police found him in the yard not too far from where we're standing. his leg was broken. >> one suspect was hiding behind a house up against trash next to the porch. so we believe there's one more suspect out there. >> the search continues for that suspect and the charges are pending for the man in custody. >> the suspect in police custody is being treated f
on by an elephant. those are the animal's pools. that's one way to help them beat the heat. it reminds you of a big fat cousin when swimming down the ocean. they love their elephant size pool on a day like this. although evolution and life taught them many other ways to stay cool, they flap their big ears because it cools their blood. >> you can see she's coated in mud all the time. she goes more for the facial route than the pool treatment. >> reporter: cake on dirt. it keeps the water trapped in the wrinkles. for critters who would rather be hunting seal, frozen smelt on ice is the best way to beat the high heat. the polar bears are remarkably lay daptable but they have to watch them and be careful for signs of heat stress. >> look for overly panting if it's sweltering. we watch the heat index a lot. if we anticipate it being a hot day, then we take all the precautions. >> reporter: for some animals, however, this heat is nosmght cam mess are used to drier heat. some animals have cool houses to get out of the sun. this one has a fan for the know owls. for prairie dogs, nothing stops them from bei
. >> there is no extension without an agreement on something big. to give the president said all along he is opposed to signing a short-term measure, but he changes course, the white house will not say how long he would but it last. -- would let it last. >> the former owner of a popular swim club pleaded guilty to child porn charges. he was sentenced to 18 months in prison and must register as a sex offender. david collins joins us in the studio. >> according to the statement of facts in this case, baltimore city police work separately investing -- investigating child pornography websites. his ip address came up several times. he admitted to downloading illegal images for the past five years, and they included infa ts. nts. >> this is not someone who is trading baseball cards. this is someone who is treating images of a child who underwent abuse and exploitation, and his image and exploitation continues to be passed and traded throughout the internet. >> according to terms outlined in his guilty plea agreement, he will serve 18 months in the baltimore county detention center. he is not eligible for
-tv 11 news in baltimore. >> good afternoon. our big story at noon, a 24- year-old officer was released from shock trauma this morning. a bullet grazed his head a 35- year veteran responded to a domestic violence call in the 1100 block of cook's lan beforee midnight. if you have any information on the shooting, call baltimore city police. >> the baltimore city police officer -- police detective is accused of dealing drugs on the job. daniel redd and four others face charges. >> according to the indictment, redd and four others were conspiring to distribute heroin for the last six months. >> the allegations are that the officer was a central participant. >> it was alleged that he did part of his drug dealing on the job in the northwest district police station parking lot. the affidavit details cell phone conversations between him and the four other suspects. one conversation, redd tells one of the suspects to meet him in the district. >> they discussed how to distribute drugs and where to distribute them. there were allegedly reverence'' in those conversations to officer redd engaging in
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killed. luckily the round penetrated something else that saved his life. >> a big hole in the gun that's all it was it. and he had a wealth right here. he never get shot, though. just got grazed i guess. >> reporter: he found a disassembled assault rifle. he is being held without bond. the police officer was treated and released from shock trauma hours after the shooting. >>> today a baltimore city cop accused of operating a drug ring will go to court for a bond hearing. daniel redd was arrested earlier this week for alleged participation in a heroin organization. now an affidavit says he got the heroin from a supplier in africa. the document goes onto say he was in police uniform armed with a handgun while conducting thetransaction at work. >>> an update this morning on the baltimore journalist missing in libya. matthew vandyke's mother and dutch ruppeersberger reports two independent sightings of vandyke in the tripoli prison. they are working to confirm the sightings. he disappeared in march a week after going toly yeah to write about the uprising. >>> news time 6:05. the latest on
for free agency and big-money contracts for players. >>> and baltimore remembers another notable figure. tonight, vincent rallo is remembered. he took over an italian restaurant for his father. the local landmark is known for its breakfast and large portions. vincent rallo was 79. >>> the parents of a teenager killed in a baltimore city park, want to make sure it never happens again. their 14-year-old daughter was electrocuted when she touched a metal fence. a new regulation could keep electricity in check. >> reporter: well, tonight, the green family is urging city, state and private companies companies to continuously check for contact voltage. >> reporter: four years ago, deanna green touched a fence in druid hill park. an exposed electrical wire was touching the fence underground. 227 volts traveled through her body, killing her. now, her parents are intent on having the city take action. with the regulation in the 14- year-old's dame -- name. >> the deanna green rule would work to have surveys done of the baltimore, maryland area to find the stray contact electricity. >> reporter:
>> live, local, late breaking -- this is wbal-tv 11 news at 6:00. >> crews prepare for the big celebration and fireworks show. i am deborah weiner. the skies over baltimore will be colorful as we celebrate america's 235th birthday. george is live on the preparations. >> tomorrow at this time, the harbor will be more crowded. folks will be getting ready for the fireworks show. today we got some insights into the show. the july 4 weekend can be fun but dangerous. one man on the west coast found out this weekend. >> the fireworks are ready for the celebration on monday and the inner harbor. the crews have been working to get the show in place. >> it will be 18 minutes long. it will have about 1400 shells during those 18 minutes. the soundtrack will be a surprise. >> it is a surprise to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the aquarium. some may opt for a homegrown of fireworks show. officials want you to be careful. 8400 people nationwide were rushed to the emergency room last year with injuries from our works. in washington state, a 58-year- old man is in serious condition after hom
and 76 in chester toub but big improvements this afternoon. it will be as warm as we should be. well away from 100 degrees. upper 80's, mid 80's. >> like winter. >> a chance of scattered storms, still humid. i think the best of the weather is coming tomorrow. we will talk more about that in the forecast. >> good morning. everyone. we are tracking an early morning problem in northbound hempstead at 482. lane closures with a fuel spill. baltimore street and 140 in tawneytown some fire department activity. pretty good on the rest of the roads. 57 south on 95. 55 north side, 47 over toward the west side when we will see a delay in about an hour or so. good on j.f.x. and harrisburg expressway checking out fine. here is a live look and we will show you what it is like at 795 and cockeysville, southbound traffic moving well toward the beltway. we will switch to a live view of 97 south of the beltway. north and southbound equally smooth. that is the latest on "traffic pulse 11." back to you. >> our big story, the search for an infant and 16-year-old girl who had been taking care of him. ki'yauh
the birds beat the blue jays. it was good to get some run support. derrek lee, a base hit. part of his big night. he later would hit a homerun. he drove in five runs. the big star was j.j. hardy. two home runs. this was the second one. he continues to play outstanding baseball. robert andino. another big night. nolan reimold scores. the orioles went 12-4. michael phelps will be on the "today" show. he will swim in shanghai. the london olympics swim one year from today. he finished second in the 200 freestyle. he had a swim trunks on. >> ok. >> i hope he did. >> 72 degrees on tv hill. some dangers news about water quality. >> arson and homicide investigators looking into a bizarre incident that left three people dead. >> parents are preparing to send their kids back to school. some have the option to decide which one. >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. tony is back from vacation just- in-time for the cooler temperatures. bad timing underpart
's carl. >> amy, thanks. this is a big weekend in the trial of casey anthony. both sides have rested. the jurors should have the case tomorrow. nbc's kerry sanders is live in orlando to tell us what happened in the courtroom on friday, and kerry, it seemed like yet another bombshell. >> a big bombshell. remember here, casey anthony is accused of the first degree, premeditated murder of her daughter, 2-year-old caylee. and prosecutors say that she used duct tape and chloroform. and a big piece of evidence that they presented during this trial was searches on the home computer in the anthony home for chloroform. those searches were made three months before little caylee died. well, during this trial, cindy anthony, casey's mother, got on the stand and she said, you know what? i made those searches. i wasn't at work that day, i remember the day, i was looking for some information about the plants in the backyard, and whether they might be making my dogs sick, and that was me. well, the prosecution, using this time leading up to their rebuttal case, pulled the records from cindy anthony'
have some problems. >> it will be hot again today. it will last for one day. like -- not like a big long heat wave. you will notice the difference when you step outside. we've had some showers that have been persistent. a couple of showers up and down 83 in baltimore county. north of the pennsylvania line. some of you may get some rain to start today. hasek, hot, and humid as we head into the afternoon -- hazy, hot, and humid. we will get some storms that will close off as we head into the weekend. first we say good morning to kim. >> good morning. we have cleared some of the early-morning incident we saw. we have the report of a crash eastbound 70 at 29. we're checking on lane closures. looking good around the area. looking good on 95 heading towards the city. 11 minutes on the outer loop in the northeast corner. 18 minutes on a 95 southbound between the 95's. a live look in the northwest corner of the beltway. you can see light volume. moving without delay. this is a 95 at eastern ave. looking good north and southbound. looking good overall. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11.
. is all clear here. the nearest rain is in the midwest. it is being pushed to the south. there is a big deflections thing, a big rock in the stream of the atmosphere and cannot move in. the rain stays west of us today and tomorrow. after that, we will say. right now, we want to see how the traffic is doing this morning. maybe everybody took off yesterday and are enjoying this morning. >> looking very nice for the start of the holiday weekend. light volume for this time of the morning. 74 on the harrisburg expressway. same story in the northeast corner of 95. 60 miles with no delays. 11 minutes on the outer loop topside. 10 minutes on 95 north between 32 and the beltway. nine minutes on 895 northbound between 95 on the south side and the harbor tunnel. this is the northwest corner of the beltway. the inner and outer loops are moving in just fine. this is ocean city. coastal highway looking very nice. in looks like a beautiful sunrise and the ocean it looks great. a clear debate to go to the beach. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> thank you. it could be the largest
when we come back, but first a look at events going on around town. hey parents, it's going to be a big school year. see, i'm not just teaching woodwinds and strings. i'm teaching attitude! if your kids want to sound cool, they have to look cool! so, here's what they'll need: denim, graphic tees, leggings and tunics, more denim, backpacks, headphones, hair gel, denim, converse one star shoes, denim, shaun white hoodies and denim. school takes a lot. target has it all. [ male announcer ] unisom helps you fall asleep faster and stay asleep. so i wake up rested. [ male announcer ] unisom. fall asleep faster. sleep longer. >> live from television hill, wbal television news continues. >> first, a warning for pet owners. just like people, they can also suffer from heat stroke and other serious health problems because of the heat. mean jackson, a jack russell terrier. he loves to play with his ball. intois heat, he's goniing this kiddie pool is available for adoption at the spca -- aspca. >> we do not have effort and we get really hot. imagine how the field. >> take precautions -- imagine how
. >> hopefully we can come up with this big robust deal that we have been trying to get. but until we do that, we're going to have to look at other alternatives, and his is one of them. >> house democrats and republicans are meeting behind closed doors this morning to review the latest proposal. nikole killion, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the federal government struggles to retain its status, maryland has retained its top notch bond rating. this comes low interest rates for things like construction projects. the bond sale is set to run from july 22 thru july 25. seven states in the nation have managed to maintain that aaa status. carl stokes has proposed a charter amendment which would require the city to slash its tax rate by half over five years. it would be a question on the ballot for voters to decide. a public hearing is scheduled for next tuesday afternoon. >> phillips seafood is not going far. philips is pulling up stakes this fall. the new location will be a short walk down the harbor at the side of the former espn zone. >> phillips opened in 1980. it was so desolate. right now, this is the faste
attorney rushed her out of jail and into an suv pass some reporters and onlookers. safety has been a big concern. she has received death threats since being acquitted of killing her daughter. after taking on a bus-sized canister of trash, astronauts will say goodbye to the space station. atlantis is scheduled to undock from the space station on tuesday. >> the government is wrestling over raising the debt limit. more americans are paying down their personal debt. consumers have reduced debt by more than $1 trillion. the number of delinquent loans wo years.0% in to this year' a new bill would call on a five- year freeze on cell phone hikes. consumer as are paying about $92 a year on cell phone bills. the wireless industry supports the bill. would you read a book by casey anthony? more consumers are stocking up big time on grocery trips. jane king has more in the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. more americans looking to get more bang for their books. thing to buy bigger quantities of things. you have seen the sales like b a for $10. of tuns f the biggest slump in corn in three
for a big night and one explosive 4th of july celebration. >>> and annual tradition that can be hard to watch. that's right. who will be the world's hot dog eating champion? thank you. got a preview coming up in a bit when "good morning maryland" returns. first new york for a look at this morning's latest business news. >> reporter: good morning. topping america's money, japan's recovery could aid america's. many economist feel feel the effects of japan's twin natural disasters are almost gone. and we should soon start seeing better jobs here. at the other end of the ladder,ceos of #00 top companies got 23% more than the year before compared to the average worker's salary who made under $40,000 and that's after half a percent increase. nadal was not the only loser at wimbledon, after 43 years, the tennis tournament is leaving nbc and reported will go going to espn. both espn and abc are owned by disney but there's no confirmation. and the latest transformer film was tops at box office. 97 million dollar was the biggest domestic debut of the year. it was not as good as last year's tra
her sweater. she is now being treated for burns on her arms. >>> a huge cleanup in big sky country after an oil spill in the yellowstone river. exxon-mobile is take responsibility for the accident. tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil leaked through the river late friday. the environmental protection agency or epa, says it is taking air and water samples to determine the impact. it comes after exxon-mobile was order aed to pay 1.5 billion dollars in damages to 106 families and businesses affected by a 2006 gas leak in baltimore county. >>> have you reeled in a fish this big? look at this shark from texasfish hemen pulled n they caught it -- fishermen pulled n they caught it an hour away from houston. three friends caught the bull shark and it's one of at least two sharks caught recently along the texas coast. a female angular caught a 4- foot bull shark saturday. both were released after they were caught and a couple photos were snapped for proof. >> you get a lot of shark stories. >> i do. i think our producer likes them. >> i think you like them. >> i do like the shark stori
glassed shell. >> reporter: again, the big show, the fireworks, will get started at 9:30 tonight. but before that happens, again, live entertainment all day long starting at noon. there will be music for the kids and shows for the kids at the inner harbor's west shore park near the visitor's center and lots of festivities going on throughout the day at the amphitheater. live in federal hill, linda so, abc2 news. >> it's 4:48 right now. >>> changes to be aware of. howard county transit is on a sunday scheduled and connect a right is on a sunday schedule. county offices are closed and animal shelters. and trash and recycling will nobt picked up. >>> if you -- will not be pkd up. >>> if you are headed -- picked up. >>> if you are headed to the beach make sure to have a designated drivey. but if you don't have one, testimoniesy taxi will offer free rides to -- tipsy taxi will be offering free rides up to $50. the program will run through tonight. closing off at 4 a.m. and the number is 877-963-taxi. you can find the information at our website, abc2news.com. >>> we want you to say hel
's basic rules like you have to be in before the streetlights are on. >> or the lightning bigs. >> -- bugs. >> right. you have to be in for me it was streetlights. the streetlights are on you are in. >> reporter: we walked around the harbor today knowing it's a different time for our kids. >> i have two children. and i have to constantly challenge myself, my wife, my kids where you going, how you getting there? how you getting back? whoy going to be with? what are you going do when you get there? it's so basic. >> reporter: butts slogan what started on buffalo -- but the slogan that started on buffalo tv is coming back strong. >> we want to raise the level of awareness and raise the discussion in the whole area about what are we doing with our kids thanks for coming to the harbor. looks like awed great time. >> we have. >> that's jammy costello reporting -- jamie costello reporting. abc2 news will ask the question hoping you will say back yes i do, safe and sound. >>> time to check in with lynette. hello,. >> hi. you know what? we are looking pretty good. we had showers that popped up in
. anyway, it was pretty nasty last night. >> strong storms. woke me up. today's big debate in the weather center is whether to go with 99 or 100 for the high temperature. >> does it feel any different? >> i don't think so. you get the idea. extreme heat this afternoon. 78 at reagan national. 75 at baltimore. 18 in ocean city. no thanks. win chest -- 81 in ocean city. no thanks. winchester 73 degrees. we've got a blow off of the cloud cover associated with the storms still hanging in the area that will be with us for the morning hours. that may actually hold the temperature down a degree or two and keep us only in the upper 90s for daytime highs. we're not the only ones. i'm show you more on that in a little bit. the forecast partly cloudy, hot and humid. could be an isolated storm later today. most of us will be dry. we've got a heat advisory which goes into effect at noon. here's your temperature. 99 degrees. it won't feel that cool. >> the cooldown is coming. >> yes. >> thank you, tucker. >>> some of the top stories this morning, baltimore city police issued an amber alert for an 8-year
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